“We have certainly come a long way in a short period of time.  Recently, we won an award for the best performing energy efficient homes in North America.  The Focus Management Team, Fred, Richard and Stephen, have become a part of the L!V Communities Team, working with us to create better communication, clarity and alignment.  Our team is now focussed on what really matters and that’s what generates results that our customers expect and deserve.”Anthony Martelli, Chief Operating Officer L!V Communities
Good things last.  I was recently asked to speak in New York, to an international group of chief librarians from major urban centres from around the world. They share innovative efforts and the results annually. The core of my presentation was about  a strategic planning and alignment system that Fred and his team at FOCUS Management facilitated  at the Mississauga Library System, 15 years ago!  The process was robust, rigorous and collaborative in nature and Ahead…Mississauga Library System
“FOCUS is able to hone in on the most important strategic initiatives and gain a level of engagement and alignment across the organization. They deliver real results. I believe in the people. I believe in the product.”Craig Gilpin, CCO, North West
“We lean on Richard Gerofsky, Partner at FOCUS to help develop our strategic roadmap. Richard’s sound counsel, useful guidance and effective facilitation enabled Mayhew to think strategically, keeping steadfastly committed to our corporate vision and strategic objectives.  Richard is a key asset around the Mayhew boardroom table, and considered an extension of our Executive team.” Marcia Mayhew, CEO, Mayhew
“ We believe in investing in our people and we have engaged several firms to help us do that. I must admit that none of them have had the positive impact that FOCUS has, in such a short period of time. FOCUS facilitated results are pragmatic and can  immediately put to work to increase productivity and quality as the team gets stronger. And they did that WITH our people who really liked the FOCUS approach. We will continue to work with FOCUS as we grow our organization”  Richard Cupido, President and Owner, Burlington Paving
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How to Win the War on WOBBLE

wobbleWobble is the enemy. You’ll recognize it by the way it makes your organization miss goals and objectives – despite the best strategic plan you’ve ever put to paper. It’s the kind of wobble that wears away at efficiencies and effectiveness – like the wearing of poorly aligned car tires. It’s the kind of wobble that loses customers and valued employees. It fosters redundancy, duplication and inefficiency. Worst of all, wobble makes people, departments and functions move at different speeds and in different directions.

Wobble can turn business leaders into white knuckle drivers. You can’t take your eyes off the road, or your hands off the wheel, for a second…not even to make a course correction.

At FOCUS Management, we facilitate highly-productive strategic conversations geared to business success. Truly transformative conversations, where everyone is encouraged to speak their mind, express new ideas, challenge what doesn’t work, and defend what does. Great conversations provide clarity and lead to breakthrough business results. And clarity leads to alignment and mitigates organizational wobble.

The best defense against wobble is a well-designed, well-implemented strategic plan – aligned with your organization. Everyone – from the CEO to the front line employee – must be passionate about the organization, confident in the direction and committed to the goals.

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